Humayun Ahmed was the most popular writer in Bangladesh. He wrote many stories, short stories and novels that touched our minds. He was born 13 November 1948 Mohongonj, Netrokona, Bangladesh and died 19 July 2012(aged 63) New York City, United States. He was not only a writer, but also a film director. He made characters. Characters that we — Bengalis — know like the world knows superheros. He wasn’t limited to any single genre. He wrote horror, he wrote thriller, he wrote mystery, he wrote romance, he combined many genres in one single story.
Born : 13 November 1948, Mohongonj, Netrokona,
Died : 19 July 2012 (aged 63) New York City,
Occupation : Writer, film director, professor of Chemistry
Education : Ph. D. in polymer chemistry, University of
Dhaka, North akota State University
Notable work(s) : Jostnya O Jononeer Golpo (The Story of a Mother and a Moonlit Night)
Notable award(s) : Bangla Academy Award, Ekushey Padak
Spouse(s) : Gultekin Ahmed (1973–2005; divorced)
Meher Afroz Shaon (2005–2012 until death)
Children : Nova, Sheela, Bipasha, Nuhash, Nishad, Ninit
Relative(s) : Muhammad Zafar Iqbal (brother)
Ahsan Habib (brother)
Ahsan Habib (brother)
Humayun Ahmed was born in Mohongonj, Netrokona, but his village home is Kutubpur, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. His father, Faizur Rahman Ahmed, a police officer and writer, was killed by Pakistani military during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. His mother is Ayesha Foyez. Humayun's younger brother, Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, a university professor, is also a writer of mostly science fiction genre and a newspaper columnist. Another brother, Ahsan Habib, is a painter and the editor of Unmad, a cartoon magazine. Ahmed was married to Gultekin, granddaughter of Principal Ibrahim Khan, in 1973. Humayun has three daughters and one son with Gultekin. From 1995, Humayun started an affair with one of his TV serial actress, Meher Afroz Shawon which lead to divorce of his marraige in 2003. He later married Meher Afroz Shawon in 2005. He has two sons from this marriage. Humayun Ahmed went to many schools in Sylhet, Comilla, Chittagong, Dinajpur and Bogra as his father lived in many places upon official assignment. He passed the School Certificate Examination as a student of Bogra Zilla School in 1965. He stood second in the merit list in the Rajshahi Education Board. Later he was admitted to the Dhaka College & passed the Intermediate Examination in 1967. He initially planned to study economics but suddenly changed his mind and got admitted into the Dhaka University to study Chemistry. He passed both B.Sc (Honours) and M.Sc with First Class. Subsequently he joined the Dhaka University as a Lecturer in Chemistry. Later he went abroad to the North Dakota State University in the United States to study for Ph.D. After having studied physical chemistry for two years he was impressed by the lecture of a professor of polymer chemistry; and eventually secured a Ph.D degree in polymer chemistry. He returned to Bangladesh and resumed teaching at the Dhaka University. His first television drama was Ei Shob Din Ratri (Tale of our daily lives), and was followed by the comedy series Bohubrihi, the historical drama series Ayomoy, and the urban drama series Kothao Keu Nei (Nobody Anywhere). The last one featured a fictional character of an idealistic gang leader named Baker Bhai, who was wrongly convicted and executed. Baker Bhai became such a popular character that before the last episode was aired, people across the country brought out processions protesting his death sentence; public prayers and death anniversaries have been observed for this fictional character by Ahmed's fans. Nakshatrer Raat (The Night of the Stars) was a long serialized televised drama that explored many facets of modern human life and relationship.
Humayun Ahmed explored the film industry both as an author and director. He directs films based on his own stories. His first film, "Aguner Parashmoni", based on the liberation war, won the National Film Award in total eight categories, including Best Picture and Best Director. The theme of the Liberation War often comes across in his stories, often drawing upon Ahmed's in-depth memories of that war and his father's execution during the war.
His film Shyamal Chhaya was submitted by Bangladesh for Oscar nomination for best foreign language film. This film was also based on the liberation war of 1971. It portrayed a realistic picture of the liberation war without malice and prejudice.
He also wrote songs for few of his own films and plays. Some of the notables are titled as Ami Aaj Bhejabo Chokh Somudrer Joley, Chadni Poshor Ratey and Amaaar Achey Jo.
After a nine-month struggle against colorectal cancer, he died at Bellevue Hospital in New York City in the United States on 19 July 2012 at 11.20 PM BST. After 12 sessions of chemotherapy, he had undergone a successful operation in June 2012. He also had a tumor in his liver which was successfully removed. But after the surgery, he got infected with an unknown virus which quickly spread through his body. Shortly after, he was transferred to ICU after losing consciousness and it was there that he was pronounced dead. Only a day earlier his relatives informed the media that he was in a stable condition with some complications contrasting an earlier media claim that he was comatose in a critical condition. He was buried in Lichutola of Nuhashpolli at Gazipur.
Humayun Ahmed Made some popular film –
1. Shonkhonil Karagar, 2. Aguner proshmoni, 3. Srabon megher din ,
4. Dui Duari, 5. Chondrokotha, 6. Noi no. Bipod shonket, 7. Amar Ache Jol, 8. Nirontor, 9. Priotomeshu, 10. Daruchini Dip, 11. Shamol Chaya,
12. Ghetuputra Kamola
1. Akdin Hothat, 2. Abong Einstein, 3. Aj Jorir Biye, 4. Aj Robibar (Serial), 5. Akti Oloukik, 6. Vromon Kahini, 7. Ai Boishakhe, 8. Ai Borshai, 9. Ai Shob Din Ratri( Serial), 10. Amra Tin Jon ( Sequel), 11. Ayomoy( Serial), 12. Antorar Baba, 12. Angti, 13. Badol Diner Prothom Kodom Ful, 14. Badla Diner Gaan, 15. Bank Draft, 16. Bhoot Bilash, 17. Bibaho, 18. Bon Kumari, 19. Bon Batashi Brihonnola, 21. Bohubrihi (Serial), 22. Bonoo, 23. Bua Bilash, 24. Chader Aloy 25. Koyekjon Jubok, 26. Cherager Doitto, 27. Chipa Voot, 28. Chele Dekha, 29. Chor Choitro Diner Gaan, 30. Chondro Grohon, 31.Chondro Karigor, 32.Chondro Grosto, 33. Durotto, 34. Dui Du Konay Char, 35. Eka, 36. Eki Kando, 37. Enayet Alir Sagol, 38. Goni Shaheber Shesh Kichudin, 39. Gondho, 40. Griho Shukh Private Limited, 41. Gunin, 42. Habiber Shongshar, 43. Hablonger Bazar, 44. Hamid Miar Ijjot, 45. Himu( Sequel), 46. Iblish, 47. Jahir Karigor, 48. Jibon Japon, 49. Josnar Fool, 50. Joota Baba, 51. Jootar Baksho, 52. Joituri, 53. Jomunar Jol Dekhte Kalo, 54. Jol Torongo, 55. Jolay Bhasha Podmo, 56. Kala Koitor(Serial), 57. Kakaru, 58. Khoab Nogor, 59. Kothao Keo Naei (Serial), 60. Konay Dekha, 61. Kuhok, 62. Majhe Majhe Tobo Dekha Pai, 63. Megh Boleche Jabo Jabo (Serial), 64. Missed Call, 65. Mofiz Miar Choritro, 66. Montri Mohodoyer Agomom, 67. Natto Mongoler Kotha, 68. Nim Ful, 69. Nogoray Doitto, 70. Nitu Tomake Valobashi ( 2 Episodes), 71. Nuruddin Shorno Podok, 72.Ochin Ragini (3Episodes), 73. Onushondhan, 74.Openti Bioscope, 75. Oporanho, 76. Otoppor Shuvo Bibaho, 77. Paap, 78.Pathor, 79. Project Himalaya, 80. Podmo, 81. Pushpo Kotha, 82. Rumali (Serial), 83. Rupkotha, 84. Rupar Ghonta, 85. Rupali Ratri ( 3 Episodes), 86. Shonar Kolosh, 87. Shobai Geche Bonay, 88. Showkot Shaheber Gari Kena, 89. Rubiks Cube, 90. Rupali Nokhkhotro (3 Episodes), 91. Shopno Abong Shopno Bhongo, 92. Shomudro Bilash Private Limited, 93. Suri, 94. Tara Tin Jon (Sequel), 95. Tritio Noyon, 96. Turuper Tash, 97. Vejabo Chokh Shomudrer Jolay, 98. Wang Pi, 99. Zinda Kobor, 100. 24 Carat Man
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